I think I have a new favorite hotel in Rome! For business and leisure, I normally stay at the Westin Excelsior Rome (see trip report here), but it was sold out (both for SPG points and $) for my dates this week. Instead, I ended up booking Marriott’s Autograph Collection property, the Boscolo Palace Roma. We’ve only been here for a day, but we absolutely love it! Westin’s rooms have a classic old palace feel, but (in my opinion) are badly in need of renovation as are several other parts of the hotel. Meanwhile, the rooms at the “boutique” Boscolo have been completely redone and are modern while still keeping some of that old palace charm (original crown moldings). I booked the smallest room, but was instantly recognized as a Marriott Rewards Gold member (thanks United / RewardsPlus) and upgraded to a superior king with great views of Via Veneto, an extremely comfortable bed, a huge bathroom, and great breakfast amenities (like free breakfast in bed). Full trip report coming in the next few weeks but take a look at some initial photos…

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Denise L September 11, 2013 - 1:19 pm

Looks very nice. Looking forward to reading more about your trip.

Theresa September 11, 2013 - 2:55 pm

The Autograph hotels are fantastic!! My spouse and I had the recent “good fortune” of staying at another Autograph hotel: the “Turnbury Isle” Hotel near Miami. It has since become a new favorite hotel for us. My daughter and I are looking forward to staying at another Boscolo Autograph hotel next February when we travel to Prague in Czech: cant wait!!

Dana September 12, 2013 - 4:59 am

How is the location? We are taking our first trip to Italy for our honeymoon next summer, still trying to decide where to stay in Rome so we are still walking distance to a lot of the sights.

adam September 13, 2013 - 2:37 am

@Dana – The location, like the Westin and Marriott, is on Via Veneto which is extremely central (and walkable) to all the sites. Feel free to shoot me an email with any questions.


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